In this newsletter:
Panel on talking to children about Anti-Semitism
Shacharit this week, Parashat Shemot, at 9:30 am followed by a full Kiddush lunch sponsored by Rabbi Avi and Rachel in honor of Rabbi David Maayan's visit, Amishai's 5th birthday and the upcoming 20th anniversary of the day that they met in Jerusalem. No babysitter this week, parent supervision in the playroom.
Thursday night learning at Mercaz this week! 9:00-10:30.
Scholar in Residence Shabbat with Rabbi David Maayan
Friday night Oneg and learning at the Rosenfeld home from 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm: Rebbe Nachman and the Uncovering of Joy from Lack
Shabbat day learning after full-kiddush lunch: The Menorah Made Entirely of Flaws: A Rebbe Nachman Story
David Maayan feels blessed to have studied with a wide variety of teachers, including Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Yitz Greenberg, Rachel Adelman, and Arthur Green. As a PhD student in theology at Boston College, he is comparing models of selfhood and embodiment in Christian and Hasidic mystical theologies. He has taught an ongoing class in the study of the teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov in the Boston area for 15 years, and recently presented on the topic of Jesus in the Talmud at the 2019 American Academy of Religion conference.
2020 Women*'s Megillat Esther reading!
Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 at 4pm. More info at http://bit.ly/mercaz-women-purim-2020. To read, please sign up at that document directly, or let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!
* What do we mean by "Women's"? This reading is by and for women. This event is meant to encourage female representation in the traditional Orthodox space. In order to encourage women to participate, as of 2019, this will be a women-only space. If all the individuals reading at the Women's reading share that they are comfortable with the presence of men during the reading, this can be revisited in the future. If some or all of the readers wish to organize another mixed reading at another time during the holiday, we also welcome that. Note that for reading of other megillot, such as Megillat Ruth, we have an all-gender welcome to read/listen model.